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Jan 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
and the internet age. at the center of this is a notre dame football player named manti te'o, a star linebacker, runner up for the heisman and a big part of his dramatic back story was the death of his girlfriend of leukemia until this report surfaced that there was no girlfriend. she was an internet invention. te'o says he's the victim of a hoax. notre dame is standing behind him. there are still a whole lot of questions here. nbc's john yang is with us from south bend, indiana tonight. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. today manti te'o was out of sight, he's at a florida sports center, preparing for what he hopes is an nfl career. that as the story that is the centerpiece of his fairy tale final college year has collapsed around him. >> manti te'o! >> reporter: manti te'o was a college football hero, not just to the home crowd here at notre dame, but to fans across the country. hailed on the cover of "sports illustrated" as a star player who had triumphed over personal tragedy. in a single september day, he said, he lost both his grandmother and his girlfriend, recently di
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
be the most bizarre. an outstanding player at notre dame, manti te'o. he was training for what is believed to be a fantastic pro clear. but focus has shifted to this bizarre and confusing fraud. manti te'o was an all-american heisman finalist two led after overachieving notre dame football team to the national championship game, where he reportedly fought through the deaths of his grandmother and girlfriend. a story he shared with the nation and espn. >> she was trying to console me and my grandmother and i was just out it. the last thing she said is i love you. >> reporter: but it turns out that was a lie. as the shocking story spread, te'o said the two had never met in person but had grew to love each other online. he same he was the victim of a sick joke and constant lows. some outlets have speculated a family friend in hawaii may be responsible for the hoax. >> he had previously gotten some other guys suckered into this fake relationship. >> reporter: but there are growing questions about whether he and his family were also involved. >> it would take a pretty clueless guy to fall for t
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
will show you what notre dame linebacker manti teo is saying. >> there are some dangerous continues today for the beach and a preview of the maverick surf contest. >>> good evening, we talked about the high surf all week. today the surf got up to about ten feet. expect it to crest by 20, 30 feet by tomorrow and warm conditions. we will talk more about how warm it will be for your sunday coming up. >>> on the eve of the maverick surf contest, dangerous surf and strong riptides are forcing surfers out of the water. a number of surfers were caught in the riptides this afternoon and the coast guard responded to the scene. monte francis is at ocean beach with an update. hopefully they're okay, monte. >> that is the good news. they are all okay. we have a car horn going off here, we apologize for that. total of six surfers, they got into some kind of distress here today. the good news, they're all okay. one of them suffered a minor injury. the conditions were rough earlier today. as you can see behind me, it's calmed down considerly. the coast guard came through on a life boat earlier and told
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Jan 25, 2013 12:35am PST
-- everybody's talking about this story. manti te'o. [ cheers ] this is the craziest story. have you heard about this? notre dame linebacker manti te'o is being accused of making up an online girlfriend and then -- and then lying about her death last year so that it would help him win the heisman trophy. [ laughter ] pretty big scandal. or as manti te'o put it, "i'm going to have to talk to oprah, aren't i?" [ laughter ] "i knew it. i could feel it. i knew it. gosh." [ cheers and applause ] it's a three-parter. that's right. manti te'o's online girlfriend was a complete fabrication. when they heard that, nerds were, like, "man, even imaginary girls only like jocks." [ laughter ] "this is just not fair." in his defense, though, manti claims he was the victim of a hoax. yeah. he apparently thought the girl was real the whole time. [ laughter ] dude, like, yeah, it was on facebook and all that stuff. and he was talking to her -- actually, we got our hands on a recording. [ laughter ] i'm telling you, you've got be on -- >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: you got a keen ear. you want to listen to this.
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Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
manti te'o and news that the reported cancer death of his girlfriend was actually a hoax, in fact, the woman never even existed. nbc's kurt gregory explains. >> reporter: notre dame linebacker manti te'o was the centerpiece of a fighting irish football team that shocked experts. recording a storybook season. a highly publicized death of te'o's girlfriend lennay kekua who was believed to help inspire te'o to the top of the college football world. notre dame called that story a hoax. >> this was a very elaborate, very sophisticated hoax, perpetrated for reasons we can't fully understand that had a certain cruelty at its core. >> reporter: the story of the hoax broke on deadspin, a popular sports website that is reporting the girlfriend doesn't even exist. as the story spread, te'o released a statement saying that he's the, quote, victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies. notre dame's athletic director jack swarbrick said te'o's reported relationship with kakua took place online and that the linebacker learned of her fake death in a late december phone call
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Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
girlfriend, after all. our report tonight from nbc's john yang on the notre dame campus. >> reporter: manti te'o says he grew to care deeply about his girlfriend, developing an emotional bond. at various interviews, he told of how she endured cancer treatments. >> can we say a prayer. >> reporter: how she comforted him after his grandmother died. >> the last thing she said was i love you. >> reporter: he told reporters they had known each other about two years before making it official. all through online and phone conversations. the only face he saw was online. it now appears that face had nothing to do with the person he was communicating with. ever since the story of te'o's imaginary girlfriend broke, there is one big question. how could anyone have a close relationship with a person they never met in person and never really exited. >> it could be incredible. it could be a letdown. >> reporter: it's called catfishing, a social media phenomenon where people create false identities and lure others into a relationship, many of them serious and long-lasting. >> how come you've been pretendin
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
contagious and u.s. health officials say it's taking over the u.s. all that, and manti te'o's bizarre explanation. destruction for safety's sake. we'll take you to the place where the sun is are warm, the wind is steady and life is good. "early today" right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, january 25th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui. bitterly cold arctic air is gripping parts of the nation this morning for a third straight day. as you can see single digit temperatures are causing rivers to freeze in the boston area. and in methuen, massachusetts, amazing pictures show the spicket rivers falls frozen solid. here in new york, you can see the famous fountain in bryant park is covered in ice. bill karins will have much more on the deep freeze. >>> in the aftermath of the shootings in newtown, connecticut a new bill to propose the bill for assault weapons it be proposed. dianne feinstein names a bill that includes 150 firearms and semiautomatic rifles and pistols and it would ban ammunition clips holding more than ten rounds but would exempt more than 200 hunt
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
stories. manti manti te'o admits he wasn't truthful. >> this kid and subsequent lives. >> it's an investigative unit exclusive. thrill seekers and most resorts have them but terrain parks built without safety in mind? ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> i want to get back to the breaking news. dramatic pictures, oakland fire department putting out a fire near downtown oakland. this is a three story vacant building we believe on harrison street. fire officials now say there is an injury that has been reported but they aren't elaborating on the seriousness of that injury. we don't know how the fire started or the circumstances surrounding it. the flames did break out about an hour ago, about 5:30 on a house on harrison street right next to 880. if you're going that way or pass that way, surely you saw the smoke in downtown oakland on harrison street beside 880. the home is in a thabd which is a blend of res
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Jan 31, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> a shocking revelation in this scandal involved the moteer dame football player manti te'o. after talking to ronaiah tuiasosopo dr. phil mcgraw was on the "today" show. >> was this a romantic relationship with you? and he says yes. i said, are you then therefore gay? he said, well, if you put it that way, yes. >> dr. phil said the hoaxster told him manti t'eo was not involved in that scheme. >> surfer garrett macnamar claims he broke his record surfing a 100-foot wave off the coast portugal. experts are still looking to confirm the size of that wave. we'll see how facebook fares after news that mobile ad revenue climbed but overall income tumbled 79%. also, after the bell, chip maker qualcomm wowed investors with its bullish earnings and outlook. on the downside, video game publisher and industry bell electronic arts ticked lower in late trading due to a slump in sales in gaming consoles. meanwhile, investors soured on the release of two new blackberrys wednesday sending the company's stock spiraling. research in motion also announced it's finally changing its name to blackberry. "time" t
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00am PST
situation came to an aend. >>> and this woman is speaking out. she's the woman who was used to trick manti te'o. you'll only see this here on nbc. >>> new ways to cut to the line as you're waiting for your airplane. that's ahead in business news. >>> we are following breaking news out of texas. a shooting at lone star college. multiple people have been shot. no word yet on the extent of their injuries. we know people have been taken to the hospital. officials also saying that at least one person has been detained. investigators have not said if they believe there is more than one shooter involved. so we are following this situation just north of houston. lone star college. multiple people shot. at least one person taken into custody. of course, we will keep our eye on this developing story in texas to bring you the latest. >>> in hayward, a long list of high-end cars ripped off from dealership. the suspect managed to drive off with at least a dozen cars. that happened at auto world in award yesterday. the thieves broke open the gate, then into the office where they found the keys. surveill
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Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm PST
for him. >>> surprising new revelations into the manti te'o story. what the man behind the hoax is now saying. >> a larger than life passion are for the 49ers. the local patient not letting his condition ruin the super bowl for him. >>> then, arming teachers. the dramatic new proposal to keep classrooms safe. plus -- >> i'm damian trujillo live. hundreds of people own guns and they're not supposed to because of their criminal record. what the sheriff is doing about it coming up. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪ [ female announcer ] the wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> some key players for and against gun control testified today in washington, d.c., before a senate jew diudiciary co
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Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
story playing out in this country involving manti te'o, the all-american notre dame linebacker who was apparently caught up in an online romantic hoax. te'o told espn he was the victim, not part of the hoax. nbc's mike taibbi has the latest tonight. >> manti te'o! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: in his first interview since the scandal broke manti te'o told espn's jeremy schaap, no, never ever was he part of the fake girlfriend hoax that exploded to his embarrassment this week. >> he was completely composed, self-assured. >> reporter: te'o told schaap he did tell his father and other interviewers that he'd met the girl he now says he only knew online since late in his freshman year so they wouldn't think he was some crazy dude for calling her his girlfriend. by this past fall when te'o played on amp saying that his grandmother and beloved girlfriend died on the same day, the imaginary girlfriend and tragic death had achieved the status of lure. >> when i lost my girlfriend and my grandmother that was possibly the hardest time in my life. >> reporter: te'o told schaap he suspec
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Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
of us. get out and enjoy it if you can. >> all right. thank you very much. >>> still to come, manti t'eo and the fake girlfriend. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. >>> chances are you've heard about what is one of the most bizarre stories in sports today. but today, notre dame linebacker manti t'eo den eyewitness newsed that he was part of the hoax involving a fake online girlfriend. te'o made his first comments last night in an off-camera interviewer with espn. te'o said he didn't know for sure that his girlfriend never existed until wednesday when he says a man called and admitted to creating the online hoax and then apologized. te'o said he did not make up the story to help his heisman trophy candidacy. he admitted to tailoring his story so that people would think he had met the young woman before her death. >>> time to check in with henry wofford of comcast sportsnet. a tough one. it's got a lot of folks -- on one hand you feel bad for
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> manti te'o was an all-american heisman finalist who led an overan cheening notre dame football team to the national championship game during a season where he reportedly fought through the deaths of his grandmother and girlfriend. a story he shared with the nation and on espn. >> marsha was trying to console me and i was just out of it. and last thing she said to me ways love you. >> but it turns out that heart wrenching plot line was a lie. as the shocking story spread, t teo released a written statement said the two never met in person but had grown to love each other during a lengthy online relationship. he claimed he was the victim of someone's sick joke and lies. dead spin and other outlets speculated a family friend in hawaii may be responsible for the hoax. >> he had previously gotten some other guy's suckered into this fake relationship. >> but there are growing questions about whether the football star and his family were also involved. >> it would take i think you know, a pretty clueless guy to fall for this for that long. >> notre dame is standing behind the student athle
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
:10 now. the woman whose picture was used to trick manti te'o speaks out. >>> why you may have to mine for gold if you want to be in the stadium to see the 49ers play on football's biggest stage. >>> southwest airlines changes the way you get on the airplane and for how much. coming up in business news. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> lucky 49er fans will find out today if they'll get a chance to be down in new orleans for the team's quest for number six. they will find out today by e-mail whether they won a team drawing that will allow them to purchase super bowl tickets. the team entering every season ticket holder into the drawing earlier this week and winning only guarantees
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> his girlfriend's death and howmo manti te'o dealt with it, but he claims he was the victim of a sick joke. others aren't so sure. we'll talk to the reporter who broke that story. >>> then president obama launching a campaign style push to gain public support for sweeping gun control efforts. the national rifle association is vowing the fight of the century to block that. we'll talk to the nra's president coming up. >>> an inside look at scientology. an exclusive interview with oscar winning director and former scientology member paul hagut says he thinks the religion is a cult. the church dismisses him as the hypocrite of hollywood. we'll speak with him and talk to the author of a new book that explores the link between scientology and hollywood. >>> we want to get to breaking news. nbc's nichelle cokosinkski liven london. >> reporter: this has been changing by the moment. first, the report that a number of hostages has escaped. now that algerians have raided the facility and a number of have been killed, including hostages. 41 people held, among them americans, british, norwegians,
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Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
notre dame star manti te'o and the missed signs that his girlfriend didn't really john yang has the story from south bend, indiana. good morning to you, john. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. not only are people asking how someone like manti te'o could be in a long-term relationship and never meet the person face to face, some are asking how could the people around him not know his girlfriend never existed? it's another day of silence for manti te'o. now there's renewed scrutiny about what he said in the past about his dead girlfriend, who never existed. according to notre dame officials, te'o told him he first learned of the hoax on december 6th. still, he spoke publicly about her death two days after that on national television at the heisman trophy ceremony. >> i'll never forget the time i found that my girlfriend passed away. >> the sports illustrated cover story on te'o, days after the notre dame star said his girlfriend died of leukemia. >> if he was acting, he should be nominated for every oscar category in the country. >> reporter: in retrospect, the magazine went wi
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
what notre dame line backer manti te'o is saying about his involvement in the bizarre hoax involving a dead girlfriend. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> we are looking live at the white house the day before president obama takes the oath of office for the second time. we'll tell you how many bay area delegates are head there had for the festivities. president obama's second term is kicking off this weekend with a lot of fan fair fare in the nat capital and the bay area will be well represented. three mayors will be in d.c. for the festivities and as danielle lee shows us, hundreds of thousands of people are arriving in washington as organizers are rushing to finish the last detail. >> reporter: the crowds have arrived packed for a party. >> this is one of my bucket list experiences. >> reporter: tiffany grimes flew in from atlanta, her first stop was the national mall where crews inside this tent laid out the
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
anything else being said, manti te'o is a college educated young adult. so if he could be fooled by a social network prank, imagine how vulnerable a 13-year-old could be. >> i think every child is exposed to some sort of false identity. >> reporter: michelle is chief privacy office at security giant mcafee, one of many companies tracking online scams, she says the te'o story can be a lesson for young people. social and mobile technology are great, but they can also be deceiving. >> at the end of the day, there are two people who think they're talking to one another, and in this case, one was not who the other one thought they were. >> reporter: the danger can work two ways. being duped into a false relationship, and like this woman, who appeared on the "today" show, having your profile stolen by the person doing the duping. >> i've never met manti te'o in my life. i've never spoken with him. i've never exchanged words, tweets. >> reporter: it's all a cautionary tale, really. what you see and hear online is not always what you get. >> what i do take away is, look at how easy it is
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
up. heisman nominee manti te'o playing with heart with the wake of two personal tragedies. the death of his grandmother and hours later the death of his girlfriend said to be a stanford graduate he met online and spoke to over the phone. now we know that te'o's girlfriend never existed. te'o and notre dame say he's been the victim of a cruel prank. a prank that may be linked to one of te'o's friends. monte francis has details joining us live from stanford university where they thought te'o's girlfriend attended. is this a cruel hoax or a savvy scheme by a sports star looking to get some attention? >> reporter: that is the big question. good morning. there are several strange developments this morning. i can tell you that officials here at stanford have confirmed there's no record of a student by the name of lennay kekua. we also spoke to the managing sports editor for the campus newspaper "the stanford daily" this morning and he wrote a column expressing his surprise and also his dismay that he and so many others in the media did not fact check this story earlier. "the new york times
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
. good morning, everyone. notre dame star linebacker manti t'eo has finally answered questions about his fake online romance. te'o said he did not make up the story about his girlfriend and that the alleged mastermind of the hoax has apologized to him. te'o sat down friday for an exclusive interviewer with espn. te'o also denied using a scheme to improve his chances as a candidate for the heisman trophy last month. he said the hoax actually affected his play in the bcs game which the irish embarrassingly lost to alabama 42-14. we'll have much more on this puzzling story coming up in our 8:30 half-hour. >>> former new orleans mayor ray nagin has been indicted by a federal injection. the indictment accuses nagin of accepting more than $160,000 in bribes from contractors after hurricane katrina. >>> an already bad flu season still bad. causing more misery across the united states. 48 states now report widespread flu activity, 29 children have been killed, nine more than last week. and we are only halfway through the flu season. >>> hey, you no longer have to worry about what undergarments y
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm PST
impressive. three -- three of the top-acting awards went to the guy who hoaxed manti te'o. three of the awards. >> rickey: wow. >> jay: it was amazing. [ laughter ] well, it looks like there's been yet another bizarre twist in the whole manti te'o scandal. katie couric played a tape of the fake girlfriend, you know, who was talking to him the whole time? turns out it was beyonce lip-synching. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] yeah.
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
was the winning face of one of the biggest internet hoaxes in history. tonight the woman linked to the manti te'o scandal. >>> the woman who became known as the girlfriend in the manti te'o host is speaking out for the first time. >> my name is not lena kukua. it is diane. it is a very twisting scenario. he has called and not only confessed and he has apologized. i don't think there is anything you can say to me that would fix this. >> the man behind the hoax? he has not commented. te'o says he was a victim and was not aware of or involved in the prank. you can watch the exclusive interview tomorrow morning on "today" beginning at 7:00 a.m. >>> they let you jump, slide and twist and they are popping up all across the country with the majority being built right here if northern california. we're talking about those terrain parks. it is like a skate park in the snow. yes, they're fun but are they safe? >> investigative reporter found out some are concerned about the design of the parks and the potential for serious accidents. people of all ages are now using these parks. from kids to adults. and
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
contributed to his death. >>> no public word from manti te'o. his inspiring story about the death of his girlfriend turned out to be a hoax. te'o released a statement but not spoken publicly about this case. notre dame and te'o say he was a victim of a very sick prank. with te'o just remaining silent, questions still all over the place including whether te'o himself was in on this scheme. so far all those answers to those questions still remain very much a mystery. >>> he was once a sports icon, lance armstrong coming clean to oprah about using performance enhancing drugs. in an interview that has everyone talking this morning, armstrong says he never felt like he was cheating because so many cyclists were doing the same thing. >> i have this exercise where i kept hearing that i'm a drug cheat. i'm a cheat. i'm a cheater. i went and looked up the definition of cheat. the definition of cheat is to gain an advantage on a rival or foe that they don't have. i didn't view it that way. i viewed it as a level playing field. >> this morning on the "today" show matt lauer will talk exclusively wi
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
or in on that plot? what manti te'o is telling katie couric in his first tv interview since the online scandal first surfaced. >>> quest for six. full 49ers coverage including how the niners quarterback is making himself a household name and why the nfl is acting like the fashion police just ahead. >>> 22 minutes until the open of the market with apple weighing heavily on investors' minds. we'll look at numbers coming up. >>> a look outside live at the hp pavilion after sharks start out 2-0 on the road. they have the home opener tonight taking on phoenix coyotes. we're back in a matter of minutes. these sweet honey clustery things have fiber? fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. yeah, this is pretty good. are you guys alright? yeah. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. not that anyone has to know. fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. >>> welcome back. a live look spanning over san francisco internationa
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Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
to comment on the suit. >> and now to the latest of the manti tayou host. dr. phil sat down with the man that played the hoax. he said that he started to develop feelings with the player. and that made him confused about his sexuality. he said that it was his voice on the phone and that the player had no role in the hoax. >> if you think that jim harbaugh is passionate about football. wait until you meet the parents. >> safe and sound, an update to the story that we brought you at the top of the news cast. firefighters did manage to rescue the white dog that you see there, the dog was trapped ever after falling over the side. the dog's 45-year-old owner fell down the cliff also, trying get the dog back up. which is about 75 feet down. the woman though is reported in series condition. the dog is doing okay. this is the second time, just this week that the park has had to come out and try to rescue a dog and its owners, they say it happens quite a bit, about eight times a year. >> well the most talked about parents in america, at least this week they are, jack and jackie harbaugh, as in th
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
dame as linebacker manti te'o and the mystery over a girlfriend he publicly mourned and now says never existed. in the wake of that revelation in claims he was a victim of the elaborate hoax news organizations are sifting news reports raising more questions. an associated press review finds the heisman trophy candidate perpetuated the relationship. te'o said he learned of the hoax on december 6th which leaves us to learn when will we hear from te'o himself. >>> now, the latest on the ongoing hostage crisis in algeria. new details are emerging about the algerian government raid to rescue foreign nationals held captive at a bp-related gas plant. some americans escaped but others are still being held. duncan, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning. the latest has come from the british prime minister who has been speaking to his algerian counter part and he said they are still pursuing terrorists and possibly some of the hostages in other areas of the site. what's unclear is how many hostages escaped yesterday during that raid by algerian security forces. it's thought at least four p
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00am PST
. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> and still no word from manti te'o whose inspiring story about the death of his girlfriend has turned out to be a hoax. t public. notre dame says he was victim of a sick prank. questions linger on whether he was in on the scheme. the answers so far a mystery. >>> and a health scare for pablo sandoval. a picture from a newspaper in venezuela. the world series mvp checking into a hospital there. his brother actually tweeted out sandoval checking in with abdominal pain and doctors diagnosed him with colitis. a swelling of the colon that includes abdominal pain. sandoval not doing too bad, allegedly going to be released very soon. >>> just into the newsroom. the giants at a one-year, $13 million year with hunter pence. he was instrumental in the magical playoff run and world series win last season. >> happy to hear that. >>> from baseball to the basketball. some of the best ball handlers in the world right here in the bay area. >> cue the music, please. >> "sweet georgia brown." >> and we are joined live from moscato's. >> the ball handling skills of slick wil
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
he was a victim of an elaborate hoax and now manti te'o will go on camera for the first time since the bizarre story broke on wednesday about a girlfriend who never existed. his parents are planning the interview on a syndicated talk show on thursday. he insisted he was a victim of a hoax and not a participant. he said he had an online relationship with a woman he never met and in september was told that she had died from leukemia. he told espn that the person suspected of being the mastermind of that hoax has contacted him and apologized. >>> we are going to check in rob mayeda, because today had to be one of the most beautiful january days in the bay area. >> yes. tough to top 76 degrees in santa cruz today. gorgeous out on the coast. right now, not too bad. low 60s outside. a clear, dry air in place. temperatures will be dropping off quickly. offshore winds backing off a little bit. still noticing some of that napa in fairfield right now. pillar point, still seeing swells offshore, close to 9 feet earlier this morning. we did have 15 to 20-foot waves earlier. the high surf advis
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Jan 21, 2013 4:30am PST
this morning. >>> the person many believe was behind the hoax of manti te'o may soon tell the story. he'll met with his family and an attorney this week to talk about how to address the bizarre prank. he allegedly created a fake online profile of a woman named lennay kekua. te'o says he was told kekua died of leukemia in september. an investigation later revealed kekua never existed. te'o said that the man has apologized to him privately. te'o gives his first tv interview this week. he's going to speak to katie couric in an interview set to air on her daytime talk show on thursday. >>> online dating service match.com slapped with a $10 million lawsuit by one of its users. a las vegas woman accusing the company of setting her up with a man who brutally attacked her. police say that attack happened back in january 2011, just a few months after the woman had broken off that relationship. police say the suspect hid in her garage and stabbed her repeatedly over their failed match. he was later arrested. a month after that in connection with a separate murder case involving a girlfriend. >>> making
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
. the woman whose face was used in the manti te'o scandal sits down exclusively with nbc news. >>> and j. crew director jenna lyons and jason wu are both live in studio this morning with their reactions to the first family donning their fashions on inauguration day. >>> now keep it on this channel for continuing news, sports and more. i'm mara schiavocampo. thanks for watching "early today." just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a good one. >>> an all-night manhunt condition continues. police searching door to door for the people who shot an undercover officer. >>> an elderly couple is a target of a home invasion. the clue police hope will track down the suspects. >>> waiting for word. hundreds of niners fans waiting to find out if they'll get a chance to buy tickets to that super bowl. >> they are heading to the big show. looking forward to that. right now a live look over the city the 49ers call home. that's a dark shot of san francisco. it will look a lot nicer once it lights up on this tuesday, january 22nd. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning, everybody.
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
only on nbc, a 23-year-old woman who says her p¢#u%uu(j used without her permission to dupe manti te'o talked exclusively to the "today" show. a former classmate named ronaiah toiasosopo stole it. this woman teo eventually ended up calling his girlfriend. >> ronaiah has called, confessed and also apologized. i don't think he can say anything that would fix this. >> reporter: teo insists he was not aware of the prank and was a victim of the prank. >>> the teo story is a social networking cautionary tale. our business and tech reporter with how you can protect the most vulnerable, our kids. >> a lot of young people getting to know the online and social networking world. a time when they realize, not just games and youtube videos out there. potentially new friends, relationships and dangers, and if the teo story has taught us anything, even a college-educated grown person can get caught up in an online prank. imagine how easy for your child to fall prey to a flattering facebook post and get led down the path to identity theft or worse. the advice to parents? talk to your kids about soci
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Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
exclusive, savannah sits down with the woman whose photos were used in the manti te'o hoax. and hear from a chicago couple who decorated their bedroom with 60,000 pennies. they asked them why they did it. >>> now keep it on this channel for continuing news, sports and more. i'm richard lui along with bill karins. thanks for watching "early today." this, your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a great wednesday. >>> new this morning, after more than nine hours of heated comments, oakland city council voted on a plan to hire controversial consultant bill bratton. details on the decision next. >> you may want to check your freezer after a popular berry company issues a food recall. we'll let you know about the food you want to make sure you're not feeding your family. >> and a high school heist. an expensive south bay restaurant burglarized in the night. the pricy items burglars made off with. >> we take you live outside. you have arrived on wednesday, middle of the week on january 23. a live look at the beautiful bay bridge. this is "today in the bay." >> announcer: from
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Jan 23, 2013 4:30am PST
to you. >> thank you so much. the woman who became known as the face of the girlfriend in the manti te'o hoax is speaking out for the first time. >> my name is diane. it's a twisted and confusing scenario. he's confessed and apologized. i don't with think it's anything that would fix this. >> diane will speak live on the "today" show this morning after our newscast, starting at 7:00. >> secretary of state hillary clinton meeting face to face with congress today answering what could be very tough questions about last september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. only about an hour from now she'll speak in front of the house and senate foreign affairs committee. lawmakers will ask about last year's september 11 attack. ended up being hospitalized with health problems including a blood clot near the brain. clinton and other officials have been criticized for their response to the attacks. bay area native and uc berkeley grad ambassador chris stevens was one of four americans killed during the attack. >> on the main floor of the house congress set e to tackle the issue of go
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Jan 23, 2013 11:00am PST
linebacker manti te'o. he said his girlfriend died of leukemia in september, but it turns out she just never existed. o'meara talked to "today's" savannah guthrie this morning. >> i have my own boyfriend of five years. to hear that you're the face of a separate relationship, i mean, it's hard. >> teo said he's the victim of an elaborate hoax and not involved in any way. >>> coming out, 49ers fever reaches a new high. >> also a diver getting up close and personal with a dolphin. very cool here. why this meeting may have saved that dolphin's life. lucky charms?! ♪ yer always after me lucky charms! whoa. i forgot how good these taste! [ lucky ] ♪ they're magically delicious now all general mills big g kid cereals have more whole grain than any other ingredient in cereals like lucky charms and cinnamon toast crunch, the delicious way to help them grow up strong. >>> a little bit of a conspiracy theory coming out of the nfl. former 49er jerry rice fueling speculation that a super bowl lost by the raiders was actually a case of sabotage. during an interview on espn the hall of famer backed up
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> manti te'o and his so-called online girlfriend continues tonight. the woman that was the false identity was in an interview tonight and she said that she never heard of him and they are both a victim of a set up. te'o said that he briefly lied about his online girlfriend after discovering she does not exist. but te'o mains that he had no parlt in creating that hoax. the family of junior seau have filed a lawsuit. it was found that he had chronic brain damage. the family is claiming that seau's suicide was the result of the brain disease that comes from severe blows to the head. they blame the nfl for not caring for the former players. >> turning to the 49 rs quest for super bowl six the players hit the field. and we hear about the promise they have made to themselves in the days leading up to the big game. >> absolutely. the 49ers had meetings yesterday, but today was the first practice here on the field here in the facility and under rainy skies they took to preparing for the 47th super bowl and while they were there, they were also more cameras and reporters than players. but the play
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
wants manti te'o to 0 speak out publicly. they don't know how he was duped but thinks it's important how he was tricked into that online relationship with a fictitious stanford student. investigators say they've turned up evidence that support's te'o's claims he was not involved in the hoax. the athletic director says he understands the public's doubts but will continue to believe the young player until there's compelling evidence to the contrary. >>> oprah winfrey wasting no time getting lance armstrong's confession in an interview that aired last night. >> view the situation as one big l lie. that i repeated a lot of times. >> it made a big impact on the ceo of live strong, the cancer awareness foundation co-founded by armstrong. a longtime friend of armstrong, he helped found it in 1997. he believed armstrong's doping denials until the anti-doping agency released its case report in october. he says the interview was very hard to watch. he's also hopeful. >> i have to watch it through the prism of the work of the foundation and through the resilience i've come to know from millions of
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
, manti te'o's first interview since the hoax was exposed and -- >> did you see "snl," they went after everyone from manti to jodie foster to lance armstrong. >> am i sorry i did it, yesish. >> plus lance, the movie, it's yesish. >> plus lance, the movie, it's on.
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
out about the manti te'o fake girlfriend scandal. what the school know, when it -- school knew, where it knew, and why the school didn't go public when it first learn good the deception. even that's confusing. >> nothing makes sense in that story. >>> we'll take you on the hunt for a man-eating nile crocodile. you guessed it, in florida. we do want to begin this morning with the icy weather blanketing a big section of the country. the weather channel's mike seidel is in knoxville, tennessee, where they're cleaning up today now that the worst appears to be over. mike, good morning. >> reporter: and good morning, lester. here in knoxville, temperatures stayed above freezing all night. so the ice from yesterday has melted. take a look at the streets yesterday. we had freezing rain for nine hours. about .4 inch of ice. this shut down a lot of roadways, hundred of accidents here up through kentucky, the carolinas. one fatality in the upstate of south carolina due to icy roads. power was not a big issue. only 4,000 customers, about 2% of the power base lost power here in knoxville. to the n
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Jan 22, 2013 7:00am PST
interview of the woman whose pictures were used of the girlfriend manti te'o never had. >>> and if you call in sick from home. "today" from >>> coming up, the man who >>> coming up, the man who made michelle obama stunning, inaugural gown, jason wu. >> and the man lucky to be alive after a light fell on him during a match on your local news. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] take the special k challenge. lose up to six pounds in two weeks. with the cereal you love... and so much more. what will you gain when you lose? and so much more. minute maid pure squeezed. it tastes just like a fresh, ripe orange, and oranges are really mad. i'm ty burell and i'm an idiot... who changed the cue cards? well played, orange. minute maid pure squeezed. never from concentrate. pleeeeeeeease... [ female announcer ] betty crocker fruit flavored snacks. pleeeeeeeease... less than 100 calories and made with real fruit pleeeeeeeease... thanks mom! [ female announcer ] betty crocker fruit flavored snacks. >>> it is 7:26. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelly. a normally quiet san jose neighborhood is on edge as
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Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
whose pictures were used to be the girlfriend that manti te'o actually never had. she's with us live for an exclusive interview and she will explain why she knows exactly who is behind this hoax. >>> the big after party at the white house after the inauguration. of course, we weren't invited. a lot of big celebrities were. they're all tweeting about it. what they're all saying about the very late, late night into the early morning hours. >> 3:00 am. >> that's right. >>> a lot to get to. right now let's get out to chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is all bundled up in the windy city. how bad is it out there? >> hey, guys, nice to see you guys sharing the pain this morning. a full two-thirds of this nation is under the grips of this blast of cold as temperatures fall and windchills plummet. call it the siberian express or just plain brr. there are parts of the country that haven't seen temperature this is low in more than two years. in erie, pennsylvania, two windy to even clear the snow. >> it's absolutely freezing. >> reporter: and the treacherous cold sideways blowing snow and ensuing wh
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Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
voicemails from a person who pretended to be manti te'o's girlfriend. >> i just wanted to say i love you and good night and i'll be okay tonight. i love you so much. >>> so now the question is who does that voice belong to. was it the young man accused of being behind the hoax or somebody else entirely. we'll look into that. >> a lot of people wondering that. >>> do you wish you had more time in the morning. do you wish you had techniques to make the morning go faster, like shaving the night before. >> i do shave the night before. >> something i learned about willie. we have interesting strategies. >> do you lay out the clothes a night before? >> no, of course not. that would require organization and forethought which i do not have. >>> we'll get to that. let's begin with the new winter storm to go with the brutal cold being felt by millions of you this morning. al roker is outside this morning with details. al, good morning. >> that's right. the bad news, guys, we're not going to see an end to the brutally cold temperatures in the northeast and appalachians and tennessee river valley un
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Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> the person they believe is behind the hoax involving notre dame football star manti te'o may soon tell his side of the story. a family member says he'll meet with his family and an attorney this week to talk about how to address the bizarre prank. he allegedly created a fake online profile of a woman named lennay kekua with whom manti te'o had a relationship via internet and phone and te'o was told she died of leukemia in september and later investigation says that kekua never existed. the man has since apologized privately. te'o gives his first tv interview this week. he'll speak to katie couric in an interview set to air on thursday. >> get to hear that young man's side. >> i'll be tuned in. strange story. >>> 5:50 right now. the question is will they leave the throne. the kings moving out of their castle in northern california. >>> grandpa versus shark. saving a beach full of people from a dangerous predator. >>> hockey app spending most of the weekend in the penalty box. here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and o
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Jan 17, 2013 11:00am PST
-check the story earlier. >> if someone had told me manti te'o's girlfriend was a stanford grad i would say absolutely not. how would i not know anything about this. tragic car accident, leukemia, i would have wanted to write an article about that because it would be a great story. >> reporter: and yet another strange twist, our sister station in los angeles is reporting that there could be a connection to te'o's friend in palm dale and the friend may be implicated in the hoax. and just when you thought the story couldn't get anymore bizarre, someone claiming to be the girlfriend started sending tweets last night, saying that te'o would address questions about their relationship today. notre dame has said te'o was the victim of the hoax. smith bennett and others aren't so sure. >> as much as i believe this happens to people all the time, because i've seen it on tv, i don't think the general public will believe that and i think for the most part they'll rip him, which is kind of fair. >> reporter: and te'o has released a written statement that reads, quote, to realize that i was the victim o
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
coverage of one of the strangest stories in sports. notre dame linebacker manti te'o made his first comments to espn saying, quote, i wasn't faking it, i wasn't part of this. people will know there's no way i could be a part of this, end quote. >> they have reached a one-year agreement with the organization, including buster posey, the all-star catcher will earn $8 million next year. his teammates also agreed to deals. pence's deal is worth $13.8 million. >> warriors and spurs. looking to avoid a 28th straight defeat in san antonio. carl landry, 15 in the first half. up one at the break. there was a 24-minute delay at halftime because a rim appeared to be unlevel. get that thing out of there. third quarter, warriors up three. david lee, a monster dunk. leads up to five, but the spurs get down to business. ball game all tied up. let's go to the fourth quarter. tim duncan. gets it down low and dunks it. he had 24 points, 10 rebounds, too many big shots for san antonio. tony parker with the fall-away corner jumper. and then minutes later, another wide open three, drains it. spurs win 9
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Jan 24, 2013 7:00am PST
in the state senate. >>> manny -- manti te'o speaking out about a hoax he had a girlfriend in an internet hoax. he said he felt he had to lie about the situation even after he discovered he had been misled. >> you stuck to the script >> you stuck to the script. and you knew something was amis, manti. >> correct. >> why? >> well, if anybody puts yourself in my situation. katie, put yourself in my situation. my whole world told me that she died on september 12th. everybody knew that. this girl who i committed myself to, died on september 12th. now i get a phone call on december 6th saying that she's alive and i'm going to be put on national tv two days later and they asked me the same question. what would you do? >> te'o's fatherless appears in the interview to reject allegations that manti was in on the hoax to gain sympathy for personal gain. it is 7:17 right now. back overvannah and al. >> natalie, thanks. >> mr. roker with the local forecast. >> we are looking at a lot of wet weather into california and the pacific northwest. no rain in the mountains there. windy conditions in the central ro
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Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> the warriors visiting former teammate manti ellis and the bucks. late in the fourth, warriors down two. who else, ellis with the tag. the warriors lose to the bucks 109-102. >>> san jose will see a repeat of yesterday as hockey fans flock to the downtown area as the sharks take on the canucks at the shark tank. this is the scene in downtown last night, after the sharks' first weekend home game since the lockout. you can see bars and restaurants were packed with fans. it's a welcome change for owners who have seen their business drop as much as 50% in the past few months. fans seem just as happy to see downtown thriving in teal and black again. >> very happy that they're back. it's a wonderful thing to come to san jose. great places to eat, and it's fun to go in and watch a game. really fun. >> the sharks and patrick marlowe in particular have been on fire since the season started. yesterday was no different. marlowe scored two more goals for a total of eight on the season. impressive since the sharks have only played four games. they'll try to make it five straight today. >>> still ahead on
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Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
knocking out power to thousands. this morning, that threat is far from over. the man behind the manti te'o hoax breaks his silence. >> i want to end it. after everything i have gone through, i finally realized that i just -- >> so why did he do it? his answer, "today," january 30th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer.
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00am PST
if there is movement. thank you very much. >> the woman whose image was fused to create a fictitious groip in the manti te'o hoax said she had no idea her image was used and the man many say was behind the hoax has called to apologize. >> my name is diane. it's a twisted and confusing scenario. he's called. not only confessed but apologized. i don't think there is anything he could say that would fix this h. >> she will speak on the "today" show this morning after our newscast starting at 7:00. >> britain's prime minister offering i century tifs to voters in hopes of getting a win for his party in the next election. david cameron will give british citizens a vote on whether the uk should leave the european union. he says the terms of britain's e.u. membership should be revised. cameron has been critical on how the e.u. is being handled. many brits agree and have pushed leaders to remove england from the union. the first priority is to renegotiate the treaty and not leave the union. >> new this morning, some pretty stunning overnight evidence of just how things -- cold things are in the midwest. take a
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